VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES . APRIL


Buy a button in support of READ Saint John at the Brunswick Square Coles and receive a 10 % discount.

Read Saint John is a United Way agency that provides confidential, free one on one tutoring for adults who want to improve their reading skills. In celebration of New Brunswick Literacy Day, Coles Bookstore Brunswick Square is hosting a button day. Proceeds from the sale of the buttons goes directly to help literacy efforts in greater Saint John. READ Saint John 633-2011 readsj@nbnet.nb.ca
Wednesday
April 21, 2010
11:00am – 5:00pm

Its A Spring Thing Fund Raising Dinner & Auctions

Its A Spring Thing Fund Raising Dinner – Lily Lake Pavilion for a delicious three course dinner and entertainment by an inspirational speaker, Bill Carr who is also a comedic genius. A Silent Auction and an auction featuring some items that are difficult to get anywhere else. 30th Anniversary. Tickets are $75.00 each. Call 635-1731 or seaf@nb.aibn.com or by visiting us at 92 Tilley Lane in West Saint John. Saint John Seafarers Mission is a charitable organization that provides a home away from home for seafarers from all over the world.
Thursday, May13th auctions start at 6:00 PM and dinner is at 7:00 PM.

JOIN the GIFT OF LIFE WALKATHON

Give the Gift of Life Walkathon” Saturday April 24; Registration: 10am / Walk Walk or help out. Begins: 10:30am Wentworth Place – 215 Wentworth Street Contact Judy Cannon, The Kidney Foundation of Canada Saint John Chapter , 215 Wentworth Street, Saint John, (506) 634-0519
April 24.

GREAT STRIDES WALK Volunteers and Walkers Needed

CANADIAN CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION Great Strides Walk May 30 at Rockwood Park Volunteers needed to help with registration and activities. To get involved contact Betty Melanson 738-0914
May 30

INTERNATIONAL AIDS CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL

Attend the International Candlelight Memorial May 30th, 6:30 pm St. Vincents Convent, Cliff Street. Special Guest Speaker: The Honorable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick and Honorary Patron of the New Brunswick AIDS Organizations. Information 652-2437

WALK FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Volunteers and Walkers are needed
The Walk for MD will start at Market Square on Saturday June 19th at 1pm. Volunteers are needed to help with registration; distributing water, prizes, etc. Join thousands of Canadians across the country who are taking part in the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy. Bring your family and friends, and enjoy a fun, relaxed community event that raises spirits as well as funds. You can participate and collect pledges, donate, or sponsor a person or team doing the Walk. If youre unable to join one of our many walk locations, you can register as a virtual walker. Call John Olsen 642-9013 to sign up.

CANADA DAY

VOLUNTEER TO HELP Play an active role in bringing Canadas Birthday Celebration to Saint John and giving them a celebration they will never forget.
CANADA DAY JULY 1- Waving their red and white, this festival will be enjoyed by the whole family. Live entertainment, special guests, cooking shows, theatre performances and our spectacular fireworks display at dusk on July 1st. We need volunteers to assist with various children's activities and MUST be able to interact with the general public. Face painting & tattoos, distribution of flags and pins, supervise children in HUGE bounce rides, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, balloons, handing out of information, cake cutting. Contact Julie: jshand@hardmangroup.ca to sign up.

INVITATION TO CULTURAL COMMUNITIES TO TAKE PART IN CANADA DAY

Participate in the People Parade.
Cultural performers are invited to participate in the People Parade, which runs from King Square to City Hall for the flag raising, then into Market Square for Opening Ceremonies. Traditional dress, dances, music, and the like are a wonderful addition to the parade, and Market Square would like to invite various cultural communities to take part. If you are interested, please contact Julie: jshand@hardmangroup.ca to sign up.

BUSKERS ON THE BOARDWALK:

Be a part of the amazing festival that brings our community together. Volunteers are needed
BUSKERS ON THE BOARDWALK: July 22, 23, 24 & 25 (four days, four nights this year) – This season, Market Square, New Brunswicks Festival Place welcomes another celebration of Buskers on the Boardwalk with four days and four nights of awe-inspiring feats of hilarity! Volunteers are required to hand out information and goodies, direct crowds, serve food to volunteers, assist in making the Buskers feel welcome, help vendors set up, to assist with crafts, help kids. Contact jshand@hardmangroup.ca to sign up.
July 22, 23, 24 & 25 (four days, four nights this year)

Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life and the Red Ribbon Run

What can you or your organization do to help AIDS Saint John? Walk, Run, Nordic Walk, Skateboard, Pledge Participate as an individual, team up with colleagues, family, friends, social club or athletic group. There is no registration fee and all pledge amounts are welcomed. Entertainment, food and prizes will be part of the event so please join us on Sunday, September 19th, at Rockwood Parks Fisher Lakes A-Frame, 11 am. To pre-register or obtain more information or assistance with planning call us at 506-652-2437.
Sunday, September 19th, 11am Rockwood Park Fisher Lakes A-Frame

THINK ABOUT VOLUNTEERING FOR THESE FUN COMMUNITY EVENTS:

Volunteers are needed for the IWK Telethon June 5 & 6 and Canada Day July 1 and Buskers on the Boardwalk: July 22, 23, 24 & 35 (four day four nights this year) Contact Julie : jshand@hardmangroup.ca to sign up.

LOVE TO GARDEN? Seeking knowledgeable indoor gardener
Saint John Free Public Library needs someone knowledgeable in gardening to tend to their indoor plants on a regular basis, Contact Carol at 643-7220

HELP NEWCOMERS
Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre is recruiting volunteers to help newcomers settle in the community. French and English Volunteers can help newcomers to practice speaking English in conversation groups, one on one, over the phone. For information about this and other opportunities call the SJM&NRC 642-4242 or go to www.sjmnrc.ca

SEE THE JOY ON RESIDENTS FACES WHILE THEYRE OUT IN THE COMMUNITY!
Kennebec Manor Nursing Home VOLUNTEER DRIVERS for van need class 4. Mostly daytime shifts. Also needed, volunteer escorts for seniors on van drives. 632-9628 ext. 109 to contact Dorothy. VAN DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED

FOR THESE AND OTHER VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, CONTACT 658.1555, volunteer.sj@nb.aibn.com

SEE THE SJ VOLUNTEER CENTRE NON-PROFIT TRAINING CALENDAR: www.volunteercentresj.com

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